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kalvano
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Re: U Washington

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:54 pm

For anyone interested -

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It's easy to become a Washington State resident. To become a resident of the state of Washington, simply take some action that proves you intend to live in the state on more than a temporary or transient basis.

Examples of actions you can take:

* Obtain a Washington State driver license
* Register to vote
* Buy property and/or maintain a residence


College Tuition

To qualify for resident tuition, state law requires that you be a state resident for 12 months. The University of Washington has a guide to help determine eligibility at http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/residency.html. More information about residency requirements that apply to students in the state of Washington is available at the Higher Education Coordinating Board's Student Residency website.




http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/ ... ional.html


Graduate & Professional Student Waiver

In July 2005, the University of Washington Regents approved an operating fee waiver, effective Autumn Quarter 2005, for nonresident graduate and professional students. This is an annual waiver of the differential between resident and nonresident tuition.

The waiver is for graduate and professional students who have lived in the state for at least one year (except students whose visa status precludes them from establishing permanent residency) and who have applied for resident status but failed to overcome the presumption they are residing in Washington primarily for educational purposes (i.e., did not work for 30 hours a week while taking over 6 credits a quarter).

When applying for the waiver, students must submit a completed Residence Questionnaire, be able to document financial independence for the current and prior calendar years, and show 12 consecutive months of legal residency in Washington state prior to the quarter of application. Students must file a residency application annually to either become reclassified as bona fide residents or to establish eligibility for this operating fee waiver.

There is no separate application to fill out for the waiver; the residency specialist will determine if students are approved/denied with the Residence Questionnaire.
Waiver Guidelines

To be approved for the Graduate and Professional Waiver, students must meet the following guidelines:

* Live in the state for at least 12 consecutive months as legal residents. A legal resident is an individual who has relinquished all valid legal ties (for example, driver's license, voter registration, etc.) with their former state of residence and established such ties in Washington in accordance with state and local legislation.
* Establish legal ties:
o Driver's license/state ID. If students possess current, out-of-state driver's licenses, they must obtain a Washington State Driver's License within 30 days of arrival. If they do not have a driver's license from any state, they must obtain a Washington State Identification Card.
o Vehicle registration. If students own or drive vehicles in Washington, the vehicles must be registered in Washington within 30 days of arrival.
o Voter registration. If students have current, out-of-state voter's registrations, they must be registered to vote in Washington within 30 days of arrival.
o Establish a bank account in Washington.
o Medical/automobile insurance independent of parents.
* Be financially independent for the current and prior calendar years.
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Re: U Washington

Postby akili » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:58 pm

Thanks! That is actually really helpful!

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Re: U Washington

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:59 pm

[strike]And completely depressing.[/strike]

Not as depressing when I read the Graduate / Professional one instead of the undergrad one.

It does seem to favor people who have been out of school for a while, though.

The one that gets me is establishing a bank account in Washington. I bank with USAA, which is entirely on-line, and have no intention of giving it up.

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Re: U Washington

Postby HerseyChris » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:04 pm

kalvano wrote:[strike]And completely depressing.[/strike]

Not as depressing when I read the Graduate / Professional one instead of the undergrad one.

It does seem to favor people who have been out of school for a while, though.

The one that gets me is establishing a bank account in Washington. I bank with USAA, which is entirely on-line, and have no intention of giving it up.


You can always buy property.
I have my eye on this place:
http://search.idxnw.com/flyer10046753.html?id=10046753&ln=18730 ~1 mile from the law school.
http://search.idxnw.com/flyer10046753.html?id=10046753&ln=19408 This one is just 6 blocks away.
http://search.idxnw.com/flyer10046753.html?id=10046753&ln=29161788 This one is crappier looking, but cheap and just 2 blocks away.

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Re: U Washington

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:05 pm

Yeah. I can afford the mortgage on that in school.

I hate housing prices outside of Texas.

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Re: U Washington

Postby kevin261186 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:06 pm

kalvano wrote:So, if you're out-of-state, even with decent numbers, it's $95K or so to attend school there?


Almost certainly more. COL in Seattle is fairly high. Add in books and random expenses that you WILL incur. Price tag is lofty.

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Re: U Washington

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:07 pm

kevin261186 wrote:
kalvano wrote:So, if you're out-of-state, even with decent numbers, it's $95K or so to attend school there?


Almost certainly more. COL in Seattle is fairly high. Add in books and random expenses that you WILL incur. Price tag is lofty.



See above. Getting in-state tuition doesn't seem too terribly difficult.

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Re: U Washington

Postby j.wellington » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:07 pm

I talked to a third-year student who was able to get in-state after a year. She said the biggest thing is to make sure right away that your address is changed on any bank accounts or registries you might be on and to make sure you get your name on a lease and all accompanying utilities; don't just pay your roommate in cash. It's not impossible, but they will check for any lingering ties you have to former residences.

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Re: U Washington

Postby jcl2 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:54 pm

With the Grad/professional student tuition you will only have to pay out of state for one year as long as you take the steps to establish residency right away. It is just in undergrad where you have to pay out of state tuition for the whole four years.

IMO, 32k for the first year and 22k for the next two is a bargain compared to similarly ranked private schools and even a lot of public schools; out-of-state at UW is now cheaper than in-state at all of the CA law schools.

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Re: U Washington

Postby chrisokc » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:58 pm

So, any consensus on what the blank status checker means?

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Re: U Washington

Postby Fecta23 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:17 pm

Neelio wrote:
Fecta23 wrote:
Neelio wrote:
Fecta23 wrote:Did anyone else not get a conformation email?


confirmation that they received your app?



Yeah, me and my friend both didnt receive emails from the school.


When did you apply? It took me about 5-7 business days before I got the confirmation email.



In October. I checked LSAC and everything is complete but nothing from UW. Me and my friend both attend to UofO so maybe they just didnt send the form B? FUCK.

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Re: U Washington

Postby Great Satchmo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:20 pm

jcl2 wrote:With the Grad/professional student tuition you will only have to pay out of state for one year as long as you take the steps to establish residency right away. It is just in undergrad where you have to pay out of state tuition for the whole four years.

IMO, 32k for the first year and 22k for the next two is a bargain compared to similarly ranked private schools and even a lot of public schools; out-of-state at UW is now cheaper than in-state at all of the CA law schools.


Most schools are cheaper than in-state CA schools.

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Re: U Washington

Postby algren » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:36 pm

Fecta23 wrote:
In October. I checked LSAC and everything is complete but nothing from UW. Me and my friend both attend to UofO so maybe they just didnt send the form B? FUCK.


If they don't have the form B, it will say so in the status checker. It did for me anyway, until it arrived.

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Re: U Washington

Postby crm » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:39 pm

algren wrote:
Fecta23 wrote:
In October. I checked LSAC and everything is complete but nothing from UW. Me and my friend both attend to UofO so maybe they just didnt send the form B? FUCK.


If they don't have the form B, it will say so in the status checker. It did for me anyway, until it arrived.



+1, me too. Now i've been in "Ready for Review" for awhile now...though I think my school sent the form b Jan 14...

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Re: U Washington

Postby TTTennis » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:02 pm

crm wrote:
algren wrote:
Fecta23 wrote:
In October. I checked LSAC and everything is complete but nothing from UW. Me and my friend both attend to UofO so maybe they just didnt send the form B? FUCK.


If they don't have the form B, it will say so in the status checker. It did for me anyway, until it arrived.



+1, me too. Now i've been in "Ready for Review" for awhile now...though I think my school sent the form b Jan 14...


I think UW is playing us all, I don't think they every plan on admitting, denying, or waitlisting anyone. Them and UC-Davis..some real jokesters

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Re: U Washington

Postby antler » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:20 pm

chrisokc wrote:So, any consensus on what the blank status checker means?


I don't know if there's a consensus opinion, but my guess is that we may be seeing the first mixed batch of decisions. Some of those who posted their numbers appear to have a pretty good shot, so I think it's very possible that there are some admits. But I'll be shocked if I'm admitted (LSN has me at a 35%). So I think there will be some rejections or WLs in this batch. However, I would be very happy to be proven wrong!

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Re: U Washington

Postby kalvano » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:59 am

I'm fully expecting a denial. Though my LSAT is right on target, I think my GPA is too low, plus being out-of-state.

Still dreaming though.

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Re: U Washington

Postby edge3900 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:51 pm

I'm in! Didn't think I had a chance :o Anyone attending the open house?

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Re: U Washington

Postby HerseyChris » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:27 pm

edge3900 wrote:I'm in! Didn't think I had a chance :o Anyone attending the open house?


viewtopic.php?f=25&t=83767&p=2585646#p2585646

There is talk of the open house in this Class of 2013 thread.

Also, congratulations. Would you mind sharing your numbers?

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Re: U Washington

Postby aimhigh09 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:56 pm

edge3900 wrote:I'm in! Didn't think I had a chance :o Anyone attending the open house?


Congrats!

As I posted in the other thread, I'm thinking about attending the open house next Friday... I was hoping to attend a class, but in a reply to my visit request the admissions office only mentioned of one class at 8am (Closely Held Business Organizations) that I could observe. Hoping to get in a tour in the afternoon though.

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Re: U Washington

Postby heckyes » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:05 pm

I e-mailed Admissions to ask what my blank status meant....here is the response!

"All applicants' statuses are currently showing blank online. We are beginning the process of mailing decision letters, and since we cannot show admission decisions online, they must all be removed. If a decision has been made on your particular application, you should be receiving a letter in the mail soon."

Umm....so apparently ALL candidates status' are not showing up....is that true?!

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Re: U Washington

Postby mango26 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:21 pm

heckyes wrote:I e-mailed Admissions to ask what my blank status meant....here is the response!

"All applicants' statuses are currently showing blank online. We are beginning the process of mailing decision letters, and since we cannot show admission decisions online, they must all be removed. If a decision has been made on your particular application, you should be receiving a letter in the mail soon."

Umm....so apparently ALL candidates status' are not showing up....is that true?!


i think it just means all of those for whom they have made a decision

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Re: U Washington

Postby akili » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:24 pm

mango26 wrote:
heckyes wrote:I e-mailed Admissions to ask what my blank status meant....here is the response!

"All applicants' statuses are currently showing blank online. We are beginning the process of mailing decision letters, and since we cannot show admission decisions online, they must all be removed. If a decision has been made on your particular application, you should be receiving a letter in the mail soon."

Umm....so apparently ALL candidates status' are not showing up....is that true?!


i think it just means all of those for whom they have made a decision


Yeah mine still says Ready for Review (bummer)

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Re: U Washington

Postby kalvano » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:06 am

So if it's blank, they've made a decision, even if it doesn't say anything under mailings?

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Re: U Washington

Postby HerseyChris » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:06 pm

Image

The view today. Not computer enhanced (or at least I don't think so).




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